Electronic textbooks, stored on tablet-style handheld devices, will be piloted among US university students this autumn.
GoReader, manufactured by a Chicago-based startup of the same name, stores textbooks in an electronic format allowing students to carry up to 15 titles, as well as calculators, calendars and dictionaries, in one lightweight device.
The new product is about the size of a laptop computer (7.3" x 9.7"), has a colour screen and weighs less than five pounds. It is built with technologies from Intel, Sun Microsystems, Wind River and Sharp Electronics.
GoReader is one of six startups housed by the DePaul Technology Center in Chicago, Illinois. The company gets a discounted rent and has the use of facilities at Chicago's DePaul University.
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